Sophia – Wonky Tonk Girls

Hello again.

Today I am sharing a card I made for a dear friend of mine who was celebrating a special birthday recently and now its been received I can show it.

I fell in love with the Wonky Tonk Girls by Tracey Easson when they were featured in a recent edition of Making Cards Magazine and I knew that I would make plenty of cards using them, you will see some other designs in future posts.

For the background of this card I played with my Distress Oxides as I wanted something earthy.  I chose Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Iced Sprite, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo.  I was very pleased with the result and I used what I had for the base card and to matt and layer before mounting my main image.  The stamps from this kit worked like a dream and I was so pleased with the effect.  Brave Spirit suited this card and once I had coloured Sophia in and mounted her onto the card it all came about perfectly.  I used black for the matt as I felt it suited the card.  So pleased with it and I know my friend liked it too.


Thank you for stopping by once again.





London and Paris

Hello and back to blogging after a break.  I have a number of projects to show you and today I am starting with these makes featuring London and Paris skylines and which, if I am honest, I really am not to sure about.  I say not sure, I mean I am not sure if they look good and I am not sure if I like them.  It just shows that sometimes us crafters really have days when we don’t know if our work is any good.

Both designs use dies by Joanna Sheen, and backgrounds and cut outs  made using Distress Oxides. All my lettering is from the Leonie Pujol Typography set.

Below is my take on London.  I have used three distress oxides on the top (Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Black Soot) and three on the bottom (Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet). On another sheet of paper I used  Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and cut out three sets of the die. I am not sure if you can see but I have decoupaged the skyline and tried to show the different colour.  There wasn’t much else I felt I could do with this design so I cut out the words from scraps of paper which had been left over from Distress Oxide experiments.

Paris I have used the same technique for the background using Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans for the top and Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover for the bottom.  For the cut out I have used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide.  This time I cut out three images but decided to use two only and again made the writing using offcuts of papers  I had experimented on.

Some people may like these designs whilst I am indifferent but I would love to hear your comments on them if you have time.

Take care and I look forward to your next visit.